Friday, February 8, 2013

Things to Avoid Before a Blizzard

Predictions for snowfall from Winter Storm Nemo in the northeastern United States have ranged from inches to feet, and everyone is preparing for one of the worst storms to hit the region in years. If you're ever caught in these conditions, avoid these blizzard preparations. Don't--
Just started and already I'm sick of it.
5: Plan on ordering in. Because if you can't get out of your house, neither can the pizza delivery guy, genius.

4: Take a vacation/sick day at work. They are going to close the office. Don't burn your own paid time off; let them do it.

3: Fly. Take advantage of the airlines waiving change fees and reschedule your flight as soon as you can for the best availability. You don't want to trudge through the snow and traffic just to find out your flight was cancelled once you actually arrive at the airport, or worse, keep getting delayed and then finally cancelled so you've spent your whole day in the airport and can't even get home because the roads are closed.

2: Pre-treat your driveway with saline. You don't know what you're doing and will inevitably end up with a sheet of ice that will make the snow impossible to stand on.

1: Go shopping. Everyone is shopping, buying enough bottled water and cans of beans to survive a nuclear winter in a bunker. That's overboard. And crazy. In two days, these folks will be slightly regretful.

What I do recommend as preparation is getting a 30 pack of Coors Light and honoring the WCSU case day tradition of spending snow days with beer.  Or you could dig around in the Kooz Top 5 and see if you find anything funny.


  1. You should probably also avoid wearing flip flops. Ever really.

  2. Well, sure. They aren't even comfortable--why bother?